2022 | Lola The Rescued Cat
Thursday, August 4, 2022

The 2021 Cat Writers' Association Certificates of Excellence

 A few weeks ago The Cat Writers' Association (CWA) sent out a newsletter announcing the winners of Certificates of Excellence for the 2021 Annual Communications Contest. I was very excited to learn that I won 14 Certificates of Excellence this year. 

For those who are unfamiliar with the organization, CWA  is a global, cat-centric organization that is dedicated to excellence in written, visual, and audio media. The organization is comprised of authors, photographers, videographers, graphic artists, bloggers, people on radio and television, and any other media out there, who share information about cats for the general public.

Here are my entries that won Certificates of Excellence and are finalists for the organization's coveted Muse Medallion:

1.  Reduce Your Cat's Stress With the RelaxoPet PRO (Written Article: Product Review)


Black and white cat with Petlibro Fountain

3.  Keep Your Home Fresh With the Okaysou AirMax8L (Written Article: Product Review)


5.  What to do When You Find a Kitten Outdoors (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

6.  Eight Ways to Use Your Talents to Help a Shelter (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

7.  Lessons I Learned From My Rescued Cat (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

Tabby cat in window

8.  5 Myths About Feral Cats Debunked (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

9.  Five Ways You Can Help Feral Cats (Written Article: Rescue & Advocacy)

10. Rescue Stories (Serial Works Entered by an Editor)


Tabby and Black and White Cat

12.  Lola The Rescued Cat (Blog/Website: Educational/Informative)

13.  Five Winter Weather Tips to Help Community Cats (Written Article: General Care)


An entry wins a Certificate of Excellence if it receives an average score of 90 or higher based on the scores submitted independently by the three judges (all Professional CWA Members) for that category. I judged this year and the caliber of the entries I read was impressive. 

In October the winners of the Muse Medallion in each category will be announced at the CWA virtual ceremony. Lola and Lexy are crossing their paws for come wins, even though the competition is very tough. 

In 2021 I worked very hard to produce consistent content for the blog. I won't have much to submit next year because my writing slowed down a lot this year, so I will enjoy these certificates and any Muses (if I'm lucky enough to win one.) 

Although our participation in the blogosphere has been very sporadic in 2022, I so appreciate all of you who continue to visit and comment. Your comments keep me going and push me to get back into the swing of creating content. I do have plans for more posts in the Community Cat Awareness series, and I'm looking forward to getting back to cat cafes for our Lola on the Road series. 

Purrs and hugs to all of you! 

Dawn

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Selfie Sunday 7/31/2022 and Some Other Stuff

 Lola: Hello, and Happy Sunday! 

Lexy: We're delighted to be back with you all today.

Lola: We just love Selfie Sunday! We picked a few today that will help us tell you a little bit about what's been going on. 

Lexy: We've been doing some of our same old things, just in a new place. And we've even branched out and have been trying something new. 

Lola: Okay, I'll go first. Of course, I'm still sleeping on my own personal pillow on the bed. And of course, I look so cute I convince Mommy (on many days) not to make the bed. 

Tabby cat on a pillow.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

We're Back! And We Moved!

Lola: Hello, and Happy Purrsday! Oh, I've so missed all of our friends! Our lives have been so busy that our heads have been absolutely spinning. 

Lexy: Hello from me, too! I've missed blogging more than I imagined I would. And yes, our heads are spinning. Well, Mother's head is mostly spinning, and if it weren't for Alexa and Siri, she wouldn't know what day it is. 

Lola: But we've got some very exciting news! 

Lexy: As you can tell from the title of this post, we have moved. We are no longer city cats. Mother, Lola, and I have packed up and moved to the suburbs. 


Monday, May 9, 2022

Tabby’s Place is Saving Cats with FeLV

If you’ve been following my blog for a good amount of time, you know that I have a long-standing relationship with Tabby’s Place in Ringoes, NJ. Tabby’s is to me what Disneyland is to a lot of people; one of my favorite places. I first visited the sanctuary in 2011 and have continued to visit and support them over the years. It has been exciting to see Tabby’s grow in leaps and bounds over the past 11 years, and they haven’t stopped. Today I’m thrilled to tell you about their new project, Quinn’s Corner, a haven for cats infected with feline leukemia virus (FeLV.)


Quinn's Corner Twitter Graphic

Monday, March 7, 2022

Laika Pets Aqua Ultra Quiet Cat Fountain Review

As cat parents, we always need to give our cats what they need to live a healthy life. One of the important things we need to do is avoid dehydration. Lexy loves flowing water, and I always have two fountains running in the apartment. As an influencer, I enjoy telling our readers about fountains I have the opportunity to review so you can choose one that will work best for you and your cat. If you've been looking for a fountain that is whisper quiet, I have one for you today. 

Laika Fountain Twitter Graphic
Sunday, March 6, 2022

Selfie Sunday 3/6/2022

Hello, and happy Sunday! Here are our selfies for today. Mommy wanted to make the bed, and Lexy and I had different ideas. 

This is me with my "if you think I'm going to move, you're wrong" look. 

Tabby cat on a bed

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Selfie Sunday 2-27-2022

Hello, and Happy Sunday! Lexy and I are happy to be back with selfies today. 

I took my selfie on set during a photoshoot. 

tabby cat with white paws

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Selfie Sunday 2-6-2022

Happy Sunday! Lexy and I are excited to be here for another Selfie Sunday. We were doing a photoshoot this week, and Lexy decided to take her selfies on set. 






She got a little bored so she decided to take a quick bath. 
Sunday, January 30, 2022

Selfie Sunday and a Message for Our Friends

Hello, and Happy Sunday! Wow... it sure has been a long time since we've done selfies, that's for sure! It feels good to be here today on selfie Sunday with our friends. 

Before I go any further, here are our selfies for today! 

We got a lot of snow this weekend, and I mean A LOT of snow! Here I am watching it from my cat tree. 
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The PIXI Smart Feeder by Catit

I don’t have the typical 9 to 5 job, and I work erratic hours sometimes. Add my part-time job to the mix and there are days I find myself leaving the house at 7:00 am and getting home at 10:00 pm. I always leave food out for Lexy and Lola but worry if it’s enough, or if Lexy will binge eat. When I come through the door at night they are sometimes immediately meowing for their evening meal. 

Catit pixi feeder twitter graphic
Thursday, January 6, 2022

Rescue Stories - Dickens: He Never Forgot Who Rescued Him

Hello, and Happy Wednesday! Welcome to our first rescue story for 2022. Today's story is shared with us by Katherine Finley, who tells us the tale of her beautiful cat, Dickens, who came into her life by accident. So without further ado, let's meet Dickens. 

Lola


Black cat rescue story twitter graphic